"We welcomed them in a memorable way and we are here to cherish the achievements of our great players besides watching a thrilling match", they added. Since then our players have to travel foreign countries all year, longing for that cheerful noise of a home crowd. The PCB has had to rely on heavy financial incentives for the visiting players to draw them to the country so far.
Pakistani policemen patrol on horses around the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on September 15, 2017 before the start of the third and final Twenty20 worldwide match between the World XI and Pakistan. "When I first thought of coming, I was obviously nervous within myself, but now going through this week, I have completely different emotions and feelings and very happy with our time here", he said.
Though the demands rose to a crescendo regarding the revival of cricket in the country in few years but the successful Pakistan Super League final in Lahore gave a major boost to the perception of normalisation of law and order situation in the country in March.
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Overjoyed at the upcoming tours, Sethi informed that Sri Lanka has also green-lighted playing single T20 worldwide on October 29 in Lahore.
Afridi took the lap of honour during the innings break.
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